Wednesday Morning MMA Link Club: The Sweetest Bitch You’ll Ever Meet

(After Nate Diaz has sex with a guy, he will rip their heads off. Props: YouTube.com/FreeFights4You)
Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail [email protected]o.com for details on how your site can join the MMA…

(After Nate Diaz has sex with a guy, he will rip their heads off. Props: YouTube.com/FreeFights4You)

Some selected highlights from our friends around the MMA blogosphere. E-mail [email protected] for details on how your site can join the MMA Link Club…

– Ailing Cruz, Upstart Jorgensen Aim for History Books at WEC 53 (Versus MMA Beat)

– ‘Strength and Honor’: Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis Hype Video (MMA Scraps)

– Stefan Struve Wants to Get to 280 Pounds for Lesnar, Carwin, Etc. (MMA Fighting)

– The 10 Best Fights in WEC History (Heavy.com/MMA)

– Watch This Preview of ‘The Saint of Stevia: The Legend of Dan Quinn’ (MiddleEasy)

– Kimo-Therapy: UFC Veteran To Assist the Needy This Christmas (FightMagazine)

– Frank Mir vs. Brendan Schaub Expected for March 2011 (LowKick)

– Jens Pulver Not Done Yet, Plans to Fight in January (Five Ounces of Pain)

– Roger Huerta Saves Little Girl’s Life, Proves Status As Superhero (SBNation.com/MMA)

– Fedor Emelianenko: If I Never Fight In The UFC, They Will Be Sorry, Not Me (MMA Convert)

WEC Champ Ben Henderson: ‘I’ll Fight Anyone on the Planet at 155 Right Now’

Filed under: UFC, FanHouse Exclusive, interview A voracious reader of sci-fi and fantasy novels, WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson is currently in the midst of plowing through a a re-telling of the King Arthur myth called “King Maker,” a fitting t…

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A voracious reader of sci-fi and fantasy novels, WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson is currently in the midst of plowing through a a re-telling of the King Arthur myth called “King Maker,” a fitting title for someone whose stated goal is to become the sport’s pound-for-pound best.

Even a year ago, it seemed highly unlikely Henderson could reach such a level anytime soon while under the banner of the WEC. But a sudden merger paired with a crack at the UFC lightweight champion for the winner of Thursday’s WEC title match between champ Henderson and No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis puts him two wins away from likely adding his name to the pound-for-pound list.

The first obstacle will be at WEC 53, with Henderson and Pettis closing out the last show in organizational history, but the ultimate goal remains somewhere in the back of his mind.

MTV’s Andrew Jenks Explains How Anthony Pettis Was Picked for Show

Filed under: WECWEC lightweight No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis, who was featured on the MTV documentary series World of Jenks in September, reunited with filmmaker Andrew Jenks when Jenks called in Monday afternoon to join Pettis on MMAFighting.com’s T…

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WEC lightweight No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis, who was featured on the MTV documentary series World of Jenks in September, reunited with filmmaker Andrew Jenks when Jenks called in Monday afternoon to join Pettis on MMAFighting.com’s The MMA Hour.

On Monday’s program, Jenks revealed he was actually sent a number of tapes of fighters more popular at the time by the UFC/WEC during the pre-production process, but one particular captivating moment on Pettis’ tape sealed the deal in his selection of Pettis.

For Anthony Pettis, UFC Title Implication Adds ‘Fuel to Fire’

Filed under: UFC, WECThe always self-motivated Anthony Pettis required no extra incentive to perform well in his upcoming WEC lightweight title challenge against Ben Henderson at WEC 53. So when the stakes of the fight was raised last Friday — the win…

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The always self-motivated Anthony Pettis required no extra incentive to perform well in his upcoming WEC lightweight title challenge against Ben Henderson at WEC 53. So when the stakes of the fight was raised last Friday — the winner would receive a UFC title shot — Pettis’ new concern was the potential problem of too much motivation.

“I have a problem with overtraining,” Pettis said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I’m the first guy in the gym and the last guy to leave, so [coach] Duke [Roufus] really monitors how much I train and makes sure I’m not overtraining.”

In just a little over three years into his professional MMA career, Pettis has an opportunity to meet the winner of the Jan. 1 UFC title fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard at a later date.

“This adds more fuel to the fire,” Pettis added. “I just have to make sure how much I pay attention to this, I don’t want to overtrain.”

The MMA Hour With Mike Brown, Anthony Pettis, Nate Quarry, Reed Harris

Filed under: MMA Videos, UFC, WEC, FanHouse Exclusive, VideosThe MMA Hour returns on Monday with another live two-hour episode. We’ll be joined once again by a great lineup of guests from around the MMA world.

* Former WEC featherweight champion Mike …

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The MMA Hour returns on Monday with another live two-hour episode. We’ll be joined once again by a great lineup of guests from around the MMA world.

* Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown will share his thoughts on the WEC-UFC merger and when he expects to fight again.

* Anthony Pettis will weigh-in on the fact that his WEC lightweight title fight is now also a No. 1 contender fight for the UFC 155-pound belt.

* WEC GM and original co-owner Reed Harris will discuss what this move means for him.

* UFC middleweight Nate Quarry will also stop by to discuss his fighting future and some of his projects outside of the cage.

* And Mike Ben-Avi, director of marketing for the Israel Fighting Championship, will preview the organization’s first event on Nov. 9.

And of course, we’ll be taking your calls. Give us a shout at: 212-254-0193 or 212-254-0237.

Download this show and previous episodes of The MMA Hour on iTunes here.

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Henderson-Pettis Winner to Become UFC Lightweight No. 1 Contender

Filed under: UFC, NewsBen Henderson and Anthony Pettis will have the honor of shutting off the lights behind them when they face off in the last match in WEC history later this year.

But their WEC 53 main event matchup will be more than just an answer…

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Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis will have the honor of shutting off the lights behind them when they face off in the last match in WEC history later this year.

But their WEC 53 main event matchup will be more than just an answer to a trivia question; it will also determine the No. 1 contender to the UFC lightweight championship.

That’s the word according to UFC president Dana White, who told reporters of the plan during a conference call to formally announce the UFC-WEC merger.